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The Latest: Syria's Assad supports resistance against Turkey

Oct. 22, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Syrian President Bashar Assad says he is ready to support any "popular resistance" against Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria. The Syrian...

UK lawmaker challenges Facebook on political ads

Oct. 22, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An influential British lawmaker challenged Facebook's new effort to safeguard elections on Tuesday, warning that they will place a heavy constraint on the company's ability to combat misinformation. Damian Collins, the chair of the Parliament media committee, wrote to Facebook after the...

UK lifts ban on Egypt resort flights, 4 years after bombing

Oct. 22, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. airlines can resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, suspended after an Islamic State bombing brought down a Russian passenger plane over Sinai four years ago, killing all 224 people on board, the British government said Tuesday. The Department for Transport said...

World shares rise after upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets were rising Tuesday, spurred by upbeat talk from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. Investors were heartened by Trump's comment to reporters Monday that he hopes to sign a trade deal with China next month at a...

UK police to travel to US in car crash probe

Oct. 22, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police plan to travel to the U.S. to interview an American diplomat's wife involved in a crash that killed a British teenager. Northamptonshire Police Chief Nick Adderley said Tuesday that officers will travel as soon as their visas are arranged. They plan to interview Anne Sacoolas...

Delivery food fight: Just Eat rejects another takeover offer

Oct. 22, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Food delivery company Just Eat has rejected a takeover offer from South Africa's Prosus, saying that the 4.9 billion-pound ($6.2 billion) cash offer "significantly undervalues" it. Prosus N.V., which is owned by South African internet retail group Naspers, has now raised its takeover offer...

UK's Johnson prepares push to heave Brexit bill over line

Oct. 22, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers from across the political spectrum were plotting Tuesday to put the brakes on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's drive to push his European Union divorce bill through the House of Commons in just three days, potentially scuttling the government's hopes of delivering Brexit by...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 22, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ERDOGAN WARNS KURDISH FIGHTERS TO PULL OUT The Turkish president says up to 1,300 Syrian Kurdish fighters have yet to vacate a northeastern Syrian area invaded by his troops, hours before a five-day...

The Latest: Slovenia hails EU unity over Ireland amid Brexit

Oct. 22, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11 a.m. Slovenia's foreign minister says Brexit showed European Union's unity as it stood by a small member state, Ireland, but failed in the Balkans when it couldn't agree to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. Miro Cerar said in an...

Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are gaining in Asia after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. The Kospi in South Korea led gains, jumping 1.3% to 2,090.88, thanks to gains in technology companies overnight on Wall Street. Australia's...